Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
22 Die from Heroin in PA
January 27, 2014
PENNSYLVANIA--[AP]--Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says there have been 22 deaths in the past week in western Pennsylvania of people believed to be overdosing on a mix of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl.
Kane's tally came a day after Allegheny County's medical examiner had said 17 died over the past week and called it a "major public health crisis."
Kane says the heroin is believed to be in bags stamped with the words Theraflu, Bud Ice, and Income Tax.
She says bags with those stamps have been found by narcotics agents in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence and Beaver counties.
She also warns the stamped bags could spread to other areas.